UNO Wins NCC Women's Golf Championship
Augustana's Courtney Belanger won a 1-hole playoff to earn medalist honors, while Nebraska-Omaha won the team title at the North Central Conference Women's Golf Championships Monday at Minnehaha Country Club.
Belanger, a freshman, shot an 81 on Monday to tie second-round leader Lindsay Newton of UNO. Both players finished at 235. However, Belanger parred the first playoff hole, while Newton had a bogey after her approach shot landed in a bunker.
UNO, which had a 10-shot lead after 2 rounds, shot a 336 on Monday to hold on for its third NCC crown, and first since 2003.
Augustana made a final day charge. The Vikings shot 331 to trim the deficit in half to earn runner-up honors, the program's best-ever finish. North Dakota finished third at 976, followed by Minnesota State at 1009 and South Dakota at 1036. St. Cloud State had its entire team disqualified, but SCSU is appealing the final results.
Lynn Mulligan of UNO was third individually at 238, while 2005
NCC champion Carley Roach of Augustana was fourth. North Dakota's
Sarah Lucken rounded out the top five.